Miami basketball could add needed size with midseason transfer

Mar 23, 2023; New York, NY, USA; Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 23, 2023; New York, NY, USA; Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami basketball program could add former 6’10 Kansas State forward Nae’qwan Tomlin as a midseason transfer per Trilly Donovan of Burnerball.Com. Tomlin averaged 10.4 points per game, 5.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.0 block and 1.2 steals while shooting 50.0 percent from the floor for Kansas State last season.

Per Donovan “Tomlin was originally suspended on October 30 following an arrest for “disorderly conduct, brawling or fighting.” He was released on bond and is not expected to serve any additional punishment for the incident.” The decision for Kansas State to dismiss Tomlin was made by athletic director Gene Taylor.

Donovan stated that Tomlin getting dismissed was precipitated by campus protests and calls and emails to Kansas State administrators. Tomlin was suspended from Kansas State on October 30 before his dismissal. Kansas State president Richard Linton reportedly dismissed Tomlin against athletic department leadership.

Tomlin is scheduled to graduate this semester per Donovan. Because he has not played this season, Tomlin can enroll at his next program for the spring semester and gain immediate eligibility as a graduate transfer. Tomlin is reportedly considering Georgetown, Kansas, Miami, Oregon, Providence and West Virginia.

Miami was woefully overmatched by a much bigger Colorado in a 90-63 loss to the Buffaloes on Sunday. Colorado had a 33-21 advantage in rebounding and outscored Miami 52-30 in the paint in a dominant win at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. Tomlin could provide Miami with another experienced big with Norchad Omier.

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Miami has been overmatched inside in losses to Colorado and Kentucky. Tomlin who is originally from New York City, played junior college basketball at Monroe Community College and Chipola Junior College in the Florida Panhandle before transferring to Kansas State. Tomlin amazingly did not play high school basketball.